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Global Innovation Through Science and Technology (GIST) Initiative 

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GIST is the flagship U.S. government international program on S&T innovation and entrepreneurship.  GIST connects American businesses with premier S&T entrepreneurs from emerging markets and empowers young, global innovators to develop startup solutions that transform their communities by developing skills, building networks, and accessing financing through a combination of in-country trainings, pitch competitions, interactive online programming, and direct connections to U.S. experts.

U.S. Science Envoy Program

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The U.S. Science Envoy program leverages U.S. expertise in science to support foreign policy objectives and highlight American leadership in science and technology. The program engages eminent American scientists and engineers to forge connections with foreign governments, businesses, universities, and the private sector in scientific areas aligned with U.S. foreign policy interests.

Embassy Science Fellows Program

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The Embassy Science Fellows (ESF) program leverages the expertise of U.S. government scientists to build relationships and partnerships that advance American foreign policy and scientific priorities, further our understanding of worldwide science trends, promote U.S. scientific norms and research reciprocity, and advance American foreign policy interests.

2023 U.S. ASPIRE Competition

The APEC Science Prize for Innovation, Research and Education (ASPIRE) is an annual award hosted by the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC)  Policy Partnership for Science, Technology, and Innovation (PPSTI) that recognizes young scientists who have demonstrated a commitment to excellence in scientific research and cross-border collaboration.

U.S. Department of State

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